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This guide provides a listing of commonly-used business databases for students majoring in Business Administration


If you are Off-Campus trying to access a library databases, login using your (A Number - Username) @lawsonstate.edu not needed and your (6-Digit Date of Birth, ex. 010179 - Password).

What is a Database?



Reference Database

- collection of reference reources and are a good source of background information on a topic. Learning about your topic helps you develop your hesis statement for your research essay. Doing background research on your topic also helps you identify keywords to use for searches in other databases.

Business Databases

- provides detailed company and industry news by bringing together articles from periodicals, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and chronologies.

- provides full-text articles on management issues, economic indicators, and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide.

- business plans compiled by and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure, and compose business plans.

- provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

- provides full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.

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